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Report: White Sox Near Deal With Mike Pelfrey

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According to a report from Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports, the Chicago White Sox are about to bolster their pitching staff with the addition of 11-year major-league veteran Mike Pelfrey:


The big right-hander would help provide cover for No. 2 starter Carlos Rodon, who is expected to miss the next five to six weeks with an injury.

Over the past four years, Pelfrey had a record of 15-37 with a 4.97 ERA with the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers; his performance was worth 0.3 wins above replacement in that time. Last year, he walked nearly as many hitters as he struck out; he relies mainly on a sinker but also throws a slider, curve, and split-finger poorly.

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